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The University of Texas at ArlingtonThe University of Texas at Arlington

Tuition, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

UTA offers an excellent education with low tuition rates, financial aid, and scholarships keeping your costs low and your debt manageable. In 2017, UTA was recognized by U.S. News & World Report for graduating students with the lowest debt in Texas and the second lowest in the nation. 

Tuition and fees vary between the online and campus programs.

Online Program (with internship waiver):

  • $16,575 in tuition ($425 per credit hour, $1,275 per 3-hour class) regardless if a Texas resident or not.

On-campus Program:

Tuition varies by whether a Texas resident, U.S. citizen, and the number of classes taken per term. The tuition estimator can be used to estimate your tuition and fees based on how many courses you expect to take per term, etc.

Ex: A full-time student (9 hours each semester except last term taking 12 with the capstone) would pay an estimated $20,185 under resident tuition.

Tuition Guarantee

On admission, you are guaranteed the tuition price in place at the start of their program under the following conditions:

  • The tuition guarantee only applies to courses in the major. Any prerequisite courses, core courses, or leveling courses are subject to different pricing levels and pricing schedules.
  • To ensure the price guarantee, you must be continuously enrolled in the program. A break in enrollment may result in the student being readmitted to the program at the tuition price in place at the time of readmission.
  • To ensure the price guarantee, you must complete the degree during the time period prescribed by the program. If you take courses beyond the designed program length may be subject to tuition price increases.
  • Online Program students do not have access to the same services as students participating in on-campus programs. Students in the online do not have access to the Maverick Athletic Center, the student health center, student identification cards, discounted event tickets, and other similar benefits.

Non-Tuition Costs

Besides tuition, there are books and supplies which are typically about $150 a course. Students who live on campus should consult UTA’s estimated expenses website for additional information on housing and dining.


Financial Aid & Scholarships

A variety of financial aid and scholarship resources are available. As an applicant, you are strongly urged to talk with the graduate advisor and review the UTA’s tuition and financial assistance for graduate students site complete with contact information for financial aid issues.

  • There is a limited emergency assistance program for currently enrolled students struggling financially due to uncontrollable circumstance and require emergency monetary assistance as a last resort. 

The main sources are:

  • Federal Aid

You are only allowed to receive financial aid from one institution at one time. If you are currently enrolled at another university and are receiving financial aid, you will not be allowed to receive financial aid at The University of Texas at Arlington and should decline any aid if offered. If you receive financial aid while attending UTA and decide to simultaneously enroll at another institution, you will not be allowed to receive financial aid there. If you have received aid at two institutions for the same enrollment period, you will be required to repay the financial aid received at one of those institutions. For any questions regarding this policy, please contact the Financial Aid Office at: 817-272-3561.

  • You must meet certain general eligibility criteria to apply for most need-based financial aid:
    • must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (for all federal programs)
    • must be working toward a degree or certification at UTA
    • must have a high school diploma or its equivalent
    • must be enrolled at least half time at UTA (six undergraduate hours for undergraduate students, five graduate hours for graduate students)
    • must meet the published Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements
    • must resolve any drug conviction issues
  • To apply awarded financial aid to your student account, you must be registered for at least five graduate hours in a given term. If you are taking more than one course per start date, this requirement should be easily met. However, if you are only taking one course at a time, you must register for future courses in that term to qualify. Your financial aid will credit to your student account once you meet the half time enrollment requirement.
  • Applying for Financial Aid:
    • Financial aid is available to those students who qualify. To apply, please follow these instructions:
    1. Go to the Federal Student Aid FAFSA site. Choose "Fill Out Your FAFSA" in column two on the web page. UTA's school code is 003656.
    2. Complete the FAFSA and sign it electronically with your PIN.
    • UTA will process signed FAFSAs within five business days. You will receive either a letter notifying them that they have been selected for verification and additional documents are needed or an Award Notification email sent to their UTA email address with instructions to log into the Student Center of the individual MyMav account to view and accept the awards the student wishes to receive.
    • You must accept the awards offered to them prior to the tuition deadline. If you choose to decline awards or do not have sufficient financial aid to pay the full tuition and fee costs, you must pay the remaining charges out of pocket. If you fail to accept an awards letter and/or have not paid at least half of the tuition, you will be dropped from the class.
  • Alternative Loans:

    • UTA encourages you to apply for federal financial aid initially because federal loan programs normally offer low interest rates and more favorable repayment provisions.
    • However, if you have reached the aggregate limit on federal student loans or need additional funds, there are alternative loan options available to students. See the UTA alternative loan website for options and application details.

  • Scholarships & Assistantships

  • Tuition Waivers and Reimbursement programs:

    • The State of Texas provides tuition exemption for qualified veterans, spouses, and dependent children (up to 150 hours) via the Hazelwood Act program. For varying military educational benefits check Military.com or contact your assistance officer for more details. Your employer may have a tuition reimbursement or other educational assistance program. Many local governments have such programs in the DFW area. Check with your Human Resources/Benefits office